More than One
Jill Comer and Lee Kilpatrick
April 8, 2017 from 7-9 PM
April 8, 2017 to April 29, 2017 Saturdays from 12-4 PM
“More than One”, Jill Comer and Lee Kilpatrick’s second joint show in fifteen years, deals with themes of human interaction, repetition, and the personal, through panoramic photographs and mixed media sculptures.
Jill Comer experiments with contrasting materials and multiples to produce objects that provoke thought and confusion. Using plaster, concrete, and wood to make objects such as coffee cups, saltines, and radios, she reflects on the discernment of real and fake, alternating perceptions, and the clumsiness of being human.
Lee Kilpatrick’s panoramic photographs portray people’s interactions--and lack of interactions--with each other and their environments. “More than One” shows people at various gatherings: sitting on a porch as the evening settles, watching the Olympics while brushing their teeth, or playing a high-stakes game of Scrabble.
“At informal group gatherings, such as holidays, repeated interactions deepen over time,” says Kilpatrick. “The life of the group starts to transcends the sum of its individuals. In some cases, the group activity becomes ritualized and expected--even if some within the group are less than enthusiastic about individual interactions.” Kilpatrick’s use of the panoramic format allows the viewer to see the group from the perspective of a member.